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It is against the law in the State of Montana to cause bodily harm to a partner or family member. It is even unlawful to cause reasonable apprehension of bodily harm. What this means is if you are being hit, and /or being threatened with harm, your partner is breaking the law!

Remember: no matter who you are, no matter what you do or don’t do, you never deserve to be physically or mentally abused.


  • Provide a Safe House
  • Crime Victim Advocacy
  • Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault survival
  • Order of Protection Assistance for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, incest and stalking.
  • Walk with you hand-in-hand through the legal proceedings
  • Assist in finding services available to you to stand on your own
  • 24/7 assistance
  • Community Education and Awareness
  • Confidentiality
  • Assistance in requesting Crime Victim Compensation for injuries incurred from a crime against the victim.



The Cottonwood Commons Transition Home is a non-profit corporation in its infancy. We are currently working to raise funds for the application fee to become an official 501(c)3. In the mean time, we are working with the local victim advocate office to try to assist victims of domestic and sexual violence in Deer Lodge, MT. Currently, a victim seeking to escape a dangerous relationship or situation has to travel over 40 miles to recieve housing and services. This discourages many from even trying.

It is our hope to provide services locally and open the eye of our small community to the violence within. Follow us on our web site and blog at www.cottonwoodcommons.org

409 Missouri Ave., Suite 108
Lower Level of Courthouse
Deer Lodge, MT 59722



Amy Barton ‑ Victim-Witness Advocate

      (406) 846-9703
      (406) 846-2784 (fax)

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. except holidays

24/7 service is available. Call 406-846-2711 (Sheriff’s Office) and ask for Diana.
The dispatcher will contact Diana to return your call.


Points of view in this Web site for Victim-Witness Assistance are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the US Department of Justice.